Position Details
Reference Number 20417
Position Title Registered Nurse - Short Stay Unit
Employment Type Permanent Part Time, Permanent Full Time
Division Chief Operating Officer
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Award : Nurses & Midwives
Classification From: YP3 - RN GRADE 2 YEAR 2
Classification To: YP11 - RN GRADE 2 YEAR 10
Position Summary

Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply for positions now open at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – a place where our normal days are extraordinary; as are the people we care for.


Peter Mac is one of a handful of integrated cancer research, education and treatment centres in the world. Each day our team strives to provide the very best in cancer care, even better treatments and potential cancer cures for all people affected by cancer.


Globally, we are facing one of the most pivotal times in the pursuit of cancer cures, and Peter Mac stands at its forefront. Together, we aim to lead a new era of cancer prevention, care and discovery, supported by state-of-the-art facilities at our new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building.


About Short Stay Unit (SSU)

SSU is a 6 bed unit providing postoperative care to patients prior to transfer to inpatient wards or discharge home. SSU also has 2 cardiac monitored beds with capability to provide continuous cardiac observations alongside rapid patient assessment and interventions to stabilise presenting symptoms relating to disease and treatment regime. Additional training is required to care for these patient groups.

This fast paced ward utilises nurses' critical thinking and acute care skills in a supported team environment.


Your role in our future.

The surgical oncology service at PMC is expanding its service with demand for beds increasing. As such, the SSU will be increasing its bed capacity to meet this demand.

We are currently recruiting highly motivated registered nurses for permanent part time positions. The ideal applicant will preferably have experience in surgical oncology or have acute surgical nursing background.


The successful applicant will ideally demonstrate:

  • Ability to adapt to changing and dynamic ward environment
  • Ability to effectively engage and work within the multidisciplinary team
  • Sound patient assessment skills with demonstrated critical thinking and initiative
  • Willingness to learn and commit to providing best evidenced based practice
Peter Mac can offer you:
  • Comprehensive supportive orientation
  • Purpose built building with world class facilities and extraordinary outdoor spaces
  • Opportunities to grow your career with supported post graduate study
  • Wellness programs for staff
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee assistance program
  • Central city location within the VCCC biomedical precinct
For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.
Nurses at Peter Mac are part of a network of care striving for excellence. We are compassionate, connected and innovative in our support of patients, their families and each other.
Dignity, respect and integrity underpin everything we do.
Selection Criteria Essential: Are you registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is your nursing registration current?
Essential: 12 Months experience in surgical oncology nursing within an acute care setting.
Desirable: Competence of continuous cardiac monitoring.
Contact Person Linda Ngau
Contact Number 85595790
Alternate Contact Person Tamarin Gerber
Alternate Contact Number 85596820
Closing Date 06/10/2021
Position Description
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